VINCE ON QUORA: ARE THERE ANY SOLUTIONS TO DEALING WITH THE MURDER OF JAMAL KASHOGGI THAT ARE GOOD? CANCELLING THE ARMS DEAL WOULD CAUSE THE US TO LOSE 1000S OF JOBS. SANCTIONING THE SAUDIS MIGHT DELAY THE ME PEACE PROCESS
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
Answered 7m ago
Isn’t it funny how Westerners, esp Americans, have been indoctrinated to believe that the Saudis must be treated with kid gloves but the nuclear-armed Russians can be sanctioned, insulted, have their embassies entered illegally, be accused of poisoning people based solely on a suspicion, etc, and that is not a problem?
The Saudis are thought of as being important to the ME peace process, and yet it was they who spawned the murderous Wahhabism/Salafism to which every member of ISIS and Al-Qaeda adheres, and who — under the petrodollar agreement concluded between Dick Nixon and King Faisal in 1973 — have induced the US to engage in wars that wound up killing hundreds of thousands of innocents all over the globe. Anyone who doubts that the Saudis were behind these wars needs to ask himself 2 questions:
1—How did killing all these people and running up a debt in excess of annual GDP make the US people more secure?
2—Is it really a coincidence that all the leaders of the countries the US attacked were secular leaders who did not base their legal system on Shariah? (Saudi wants the world to adopt Sharia and worship the Sunni way and believe in the muderous cult of Wahhabism — the most dangerous of all Sunni sects).
The US slaughtered hundreds of thousands of mostly civilians from the air, based on an absurd pretext that their leaders were using weapons of mass destruction (without proof) and these were all leaders that the Saudis (and Israelis also) wanted out of the way. The US also obliges the Saudis by slandering Iran and building a false case for war against that country, and lo and behold, coincidentally, the Saudis hate Iran because it is Shiite and not Sunni, and the US also coincidentlly wants to destroy Iran.
And you think these blood thirsty savages REALLY want peace in the Middle East and will be in some way useful in the peace process?
I have nothing further to say on this issue, but thank you for the opportunity to respond.